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Organised Scum

London, England, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | INDIE

London, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2015
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"What’s New? Organised Scum – Insane Making Behaviour/Who’s The Prick?"

“Despite being tagged as part of the Britpop redux along with US bands like Public Access TV, there’s a lot more to Organised Scum than meets the eye. ‘Insane Making Behaviour’ has hints of early Mac Demarco swimming in a sea of Pulp-inspired sweet yet sparse chilled guitar licks. ‘Who’s The Prick?’ is similarly relaxed – less slacker, more sleepy. “Tell me who’s the prick, in this situation?” is the question asked throughout, rocked gently back and forth by those iridescent guitars and sharp snares.” - Too Many Blogs

"Who's The Prick - Song of the Day"

Shakespeare asked, “What’s in a name?” Of course, The Bard was questioning the intrinsic value of the name itself against the object that it defines, offering the example of a rose smelling just as sweet under any other name.

Something tells me, though, Cambridge University droogs Organised Scum wouldn’t pack quite the same oomph under a different moniker. Employing a folk-driven indie rock backdrop, the trio specialises in shambolic, absurdist fare, their lackadaisical approach gleefully lending more credence to the “scum” half of their name.

The impeccably titled “Who’s The Prick?” from their newly released debut LP proves a fine example of their M.O. Frontman Tom Duggins asks the age-old, important question here in the context of sibling quarrels, vocally acquitting himself as a slacker Damon Albarn against the song’s loping shuffle.

Organised Scum’s debut album, Kind of Wild, is available digitally now at their Bandcamp page. Incidentally, as a bonus treat, the album download includes a much coveted cover of “Blurred Lines”. - Line of Best Fit

"Mad Mackerel Recommends... Organised Scum"

"The duo’s debut double-A-side single, Insane Making Behaviour/Who’s the Prick? officially came out yesterday and is a top quality combo of stoner-folk, slacker melancholy and svelte indie-pop." - The Mad Mackerel

"Discovery - Baby, You're An Actant"

The justifiably ballyhooed news of Blur’s return provides a nifty backdrop to inane Cambridge’s loafers, Organised Scum’s latest single, “Baby You’re An Actant”.

Self-professedly written after gorging on Prince’s “Raspberry Beret” (oh, we’re really scratching a certain Best Fit editor’s itch now, though its influence is dubious) “Baby, You’re An Actant” falls between latter day Pavement/current day Stephen Malkmus and mid-period Blur which, from the sounds of it, is where Damon & Co have picked up from as well.

Frontman Tom Duggins still sounds uncannily like Albarn spinning the same types of everyday life absurdist narratives as can be found on The Great Escape, propelled along on a Kinks-ian lope glazed over with Pavement-like fuzz. It’s smart, crafty, lazy, and stoopid all rolled up in a nice delectable three-minute Matzah ball.

Organised Scum plans on dropping their next release, an EP, later this month so, more to come… - Line of Best Fit

"Organised Scum - Baby, You're An Actant"

This is so lyrically ludicrous and full of hooks, it seems like a pastiche (late ’70s psychedelic + Britpop, anyone?). But hey, no need to overthink it – just sit back and let it shake its ridiculous multicolor sprinkles all over the place. - Don't Need No Melody

"Organised Scum Trademark Their Sound With New EP"

When a band introduces themselves as being called Organised Scum, it rather grabs the attention as being perhaps a little bit edgy. When you discover their songs titles you are not entirely sure that they take themselves too seriously.

Organised Scum have just released their 4 track EP ‘ill Discipline’. With titles such as ‘Smack Me Up, Gun Bitch!’ with its slightly stoner grooves, the sounds range from indie on ‘Miswanting’, to a touch of shoegaze and whatever else they decided to throw into the mix across the four tracks.

The EP is available for digital download from their bandcamp site.

Not just about the music, on their website the band also have some interesting recipe ideas, including ones for that gastronomic delight – toast, so do check them out. - Rock N Roll Creations

"New Music Alert - Organised Scum - Kind of Wild"

England natives, Organised Scum are a three-piece alternative pop band. The trio just put out at their debut LP, Kind of Wild, and it’s great. The smooth vocals of front man, Tom Duggins and their easy-going melodies give off a very relaxed feel to this album, providing the perfect soundtrack to any slacker. This album offers many feel good tracks that’ll sound great on a Sunday morning.

The LP opens up with the laid back jam of “office politics, office shmolitics”. Then moves on to the 70’s styled groove of “literally filled with glue”, and then simmers back down with “hashslingrz”. The following track, “mrs. frostrup” is an easy going, melodic tune with soft vocals from Duggins. The dreamy vocals, looping melody, and lyrics of Duggins bickering with his sibilings on “who’s the prick?” fits perfectly into Organised Scum’s sleepy and laid back album. The next track, “girl from the mermaid tattoo”, is a slow paced ballad and, “beckham’s in peckham” brings the album to a close. The final two tracks are covers of “Blurred Lines” and “Love TKO”.

Kind of Wild is truly a great piece of work. Organised Scum has a great sound and is definitely worth listening to. You can get the whole album on their bandcamp, by going to the link below. - Capitol Sound

"Organised Scum"

Organized Scum are a lo-fi three piece from England. They make very quirky but heartfelt songs.

Their new album, 'Kind Of Wild' is out now!

Sample it for yourself. - A Little Bit of Sol

"Theme From Zlatan"

I’m always into really different things. When I first listened to Organised Scum’s “Theme From Zlatan”, I was immediately hooked. 1) The music video for this song features water voles. 2) “Theme From Zlatan” is an extremely relaxing free folk track. 3) Water voles. Need I say more? But seriously, I love the mellow composition to the song and it was a slight americana twang. “Theme From Zlatan” is the kind of song you put on for a hot summer day that makes you feel sleepy. - Abduction Radiation


Insane Making Behaviour/Who's the Prick? | Double A-Side Single | Kaleidoscope | 2016



Organised Scum are comprised of songwriting duo Tom Duggins and Sean Canty. The pair met at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where they bonded over their questionable reasons for applying there: Tom because ‘Corpus Christi’ features as a lyric in a Pavement song, and Sean because of a Jeff Buckley-inspired equivalent rationale.

After cutting over a dozen demos in a friend’s home studio, Organised Scum came to the attention of Shields bassist John Martindale via an off-air recommendation from BBC 6Music's Tom Robinson when Shields were performing on his show. Martindale offered to put together new mixes of two of their early tracks and invited the band up to his recording studio (Blank Studios) in Newcastle to record their debut EP (forthcoming), with the band agreeing a deal with Shields' management company in the process.

Organised Scum have thus far avoided the temptation to add a permanent line-up for their four-piece live performances. Their fainéant approach to membership is mirrored in the slacker vibes that complete the sound of their debut double-A-side single. Their wider set, however, demonstrates a sound heavily influenced by the New Wave bands of the 70s and 80s. Even at this early stage, Organised Scum have already managed to garner airplay and attention from tastemakers at NME, BBC 6Music and The Line of Best Fit.

“An enigma of sorts thus far, we've fallen for Organised Scum's slovenly but delectable slices of Britpop redux... [singer] Tom Duggins emits Jarvis Cocker's wry eye for society's inanities over a breezy, folk-inflected jaunt.” (The Line of Best Fit)

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